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Slipstones

North Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 246 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Originally included in the North of England Guide (by Stew Wilson and Ron Kenyon) based on details in October 1964 Climber magazine - because YMC did not think it was worth including in the grit guide (back in prehistoric times)

Then in YMC grit guide and second edition of North of England guide and also in North East England selective guide. New NE England guide coming out sometime soon.

As a crag it was a bit small in stature but as a bouldering venue it is brilliant - as its recent prominence has shown. It was amazing who had climbed there even before the current publicity - even saw the great John Allen there one day.

Access notes
Due to the new popularity of the crag important to follow access details and park responsibly. Road up valley is narrow but look for the parking and a few hundred yards walking (if necessary) shouldn't do any harm - and will help the access situation.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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0.1mm rain
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16 °C
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Cloudy
15 °C
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0.1mm rain
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16 °C
10 kph

0.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
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Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999),
Out of print: North East England (2003), Yorkshire Gritstone (1990)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 BUTTRESS 1 - FAR LEFT BUTTRESS  
2ExtremitiesE1 5c 50
3Paul's Arete Left SideE1 6a *8
4Paul's Arete Right HandE1 5b **112
5Steve's WallE1 5b **91
6Heather CrackD 95
7Heather Wallf4 7
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+ 16
 BUTTRESS 2 - ESCALATOR WALL  
10Roofed Cornerf2+ vdiff 105
11Little Aretef4 9
12Little Cornerf2 d 91
13Fingercrack cornerVD *8
14Overhanging Crackf2+ vdiff 148
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *153
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b *18
17Not So Tight ChimneyVD 120
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5b *41
19Space TruckinE1 5b *50
20EscalatorHVS 5a **136
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *7
22Mantelshelf CrackVD 160
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a 1
24StaircaseM 140
25Mantelshelf WallVS 4c 69
26Cold WallVS 4c 43
27Hole in the WallHS 4b 56
 BUTTRESS 3 - BELDIN BLOCK  
29Left Edgef2+ d 62
30Inside LeftS 4a 37
31Old CornerVD 97
32Petch's GrooveS 4a 135
33Groove EliminateHS 4b 40
34Twenty Foot CrackHVD 4a 198
35North WallHVS 5b 40
36OffspringHVS 5c 8
37Tranmire AreteMS 4a **259
38Tranmire CrackVS 5b 80
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *61
40TwixtHVS 5a 8
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **74
42The HandrailHVS 5a 3
43West face eliminateE2 6a 4
44Beldin DirectE1 5b *14
45Beldin VariationE1 5b *9
46BeldinHVS 5b **50
47Original RouteHVS 5a ***83
48gollinglithE1 5b **46
49TachyonE2 5c *9
50ZoomHVS 5b ***78
51AtomicE3 6a ***30
52Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *1
53Barnley CrackS 4a *110
54Barnley WallHS 4b *82
55Ulfers CrackHVD 4a **79
 BUTTRESS 4 - WISE CRACK  
57Forever OnwardE1 5c 19
58Timeless DivideE2 6a 21
59Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 6a 13
60Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C 6c **17
61Agretef6B hvs 5c 9
62Agra DirectHVS 5c 25
63AgraHVS 5b ***75
64Agra Right HandHVS 5b 6
65Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b 16
66Narrow MarginE2 6a  
67WisecrackHVS 5c ***28
68Wisecrack Direct Startf6C 9
69Wisecrack Superdirectf7B hvs 6b 21
70Alan's AreteVS 5b 29
71Mark Turner's RockoverVS 5a 10
72Shine OnVD 122
73Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 4c 2
74Mantel Onf4 s 4c 112
75Groove Onf3 vd 4a 86
 BUTTRESS 5 - BAIT  
77Wall ClimbD 71
78Block AreteHS 4b 53
79Beta BlockerE1 5b *10
80ImpregnableE2 6a **14
81Chockstone OverhangHS 4b 24
 BUTTRESS 6 - SQUAWKS  
83Self SuicideV8 14
84Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *11
85Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *37
86Undercut FlakeHS 4b **164
87TiltHVS 5a 6
88Flakeout AreteHVS 5a 13
89Dark CleftVD 24
90Face to FaceVS 4b 6
 BUTTRESS 7 - SEVENS & EIGHTS  
92Forever YoungE2 6a 2
93Seven Up - Variation StartE3 6a 8
94Seven UpE2 5c **24
95Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a 2
96FuserVD 83
97Tony's TormentHVS 6a 11
98Ian's Irritationf6B+ 2
99Wedge Down CrackHS 4b 41
 BUTTRESS 8 - SEVENS & EIGHTS  
101Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a *5
102Dennis In DarloE1 5c 46
103Barren WasteE2 5c 10
104Easy GrooveD 86
105Edge RouteM 87
 BUTTRESS 9 - INCONSEQUENTIAL WALL  
107Inconsequential Traversenone 5c 7
108Little AreteVD 41
109Roofed ChimneyM 36
110Awkward FinishD 42
111Staircase MantelD 35
 BUTTRESS 10 - SOWDEN  
113Low Level TraverseHVS 5b 2
114Chris CrossE1 5c 1
115Left AreteVD 49
116Frank's WallD 21
117Scratch and GoVD 20
118Right AreteVD 54
119Problem WallHVS 5b 4
120Left WallVD *64
121Sowden left handE1 5b *14
122SowdenHVS 5a **50
123SinbadE3 6b *5
124Space plucksE3 6a **5
125ForthrightE2 5c 4
126Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c 12
127Witton WallS 31
 BUTTRESS 11 - LEAN BUTTRESS  
129Half Way ChockstoneD 48
130Central Bay RouteHD 55
131PsycheHVS 5c 2
132Leany MeanyE1 5c *11
133KillerE4 6b 4
134RipperE1 5c ***67
135Ripper Right HandE3 6c 1
136Emergency hatHS 5a/b 5
137The FoxHS 5b 4
 BUTTRESS 12 - MARR'S  
 Climb nameGradex
139Picnic WallD 64
140Cummin's RouteHVS 5b 26
141Christopher RobinHS 4b 83
142Right WallHVS 5c 26
143Marr's RouteVS 5a **60
144Da's RouteVS 5a 18
145ModeratorM 72
146Pa's RouteMS 88
147Gully WallS 4b 32
148Little GullyM 40
 BUTTRESS 13 - LEFT TWIN  
150Friday The ThirteenthV3 21
151sunday 20thV4 6b *32
152SlipwayV4 6a 8
 BUTTRESS 13 - RIGHT TWIN  
154Siamese BridgeD 56
155Right Hand TwinV2 ***110
156Leaning WallV5 ***48
157Strictly PersonalV4 **31
158Brush Upf5 5b 2
 BUTTRESS 14 - THE DECK  
160Pothole ChimneyD 24
161Jack the LadVS 4c 52
162String VestHVS 6a 11
163Withering HeightsHVS 5c 11
164Aces High Left HandVS 4c 10
165Aces HighVS 4c **127
166Aces High Right HandS 4b 14
167TrumpsVS 4c *53
168Trumps Right HandHS 4b 52
 BUTTRESS 15 - ELLINGSTRING BUTTRESS  
170Heather WallD 68
171Itchy and ScratchyVD 88
172Pinnacle ChimneyD 114
173Two Startled SheepVS 5b 17
174Yaud WallVS 5a 100
175EllingstringVS 4c 150
176DiagonalVS 4b 143
177GymnastVS 5a 21
178FiddlesticksVS 5b 32
179GirgleVD 27
 BUTTRESS 16 - STAINTHORPE'S WALL  
181Sweet SixteenVD 33
182FearbyVS 4b 67
183Alan's WallHVS 5a **38
184Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *73
185Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *28
186Only SixteenE1 5b 18
187FascionationbyE2 5c 9
 BUTTRESS 17 - HAPPY DAZE  
189Jug Handle Pull UpVD 118
190Wall CentreVS 4b *110
191Happy DazeVS 4c 79
192Double MantleshelfVD 141
193Out on BailHVS 5c 22
194Right EdgeVS 5b 61
 BUTTRESS 18 - WORTHLESS BUTTRESS  
196Easy MantleshelfD 22
197Right Arêtenone 4b 13
 BUTTRESS 19 - LAY BY  
199Rock OverVS 4c 43
200Hand TraverseD 65
201Lay-By AreteV8 ***21
202Lay-byHVS 6a 115
203Little BaldyV7 7
204Rock On Left-handV4 **43
205Rock OnHVS 5c *67
206Rock OffHVS 5b 29
207All OffHVS 5a 40
 BUTTRESS 20 - OVERHANGING ARETE  
209Ten Foot ModerateM 91
210Ten Foot Aretef4 7
211Twenty SomethingVS 4c 93
212Overhanging AreteV1 **119
213Flaky WallHS 4b 154
214Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **14
215Left WallHVD 57
216Two ChockstonesD 78
217Right OverhangD 34
 LOWER TIER - TEA PARTY SLABS  
219Welcome WallVS 4b 214
220Stereo AndroidVS 4c 170
221Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 5c 15
222Stereo Right HandS 103
223Tommy's DilemmaVD 300
224Gypsy WhamHD 252
225Tea Party SlabVS 5a 226
226Question of BalanceVS 5c 223
227Right Edge (II)VS 5b 174
 THE SON - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON)  
229Son of a BitchHVS 5c 1
230SidewinderV6 5
231StipuleV9 4
232Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+ 4
233Curving CrackVS 4c 70
234Curving Crack AreteV1 64
235Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A 59
 STEPTOE - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON)  
237Bert WellsHVS 5b 37
238Centre LeftV2 5c 56
239SteptoeHVS 6a **65
240TiptoeVS 5a ***249
241Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *8
242Bridge ChimneyD 29
243No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b 10
244Shorty's DilemmaV3 12
 THE LEFT CHEEK - THE UPPER TIER  
246Stomach Traversenone amusin *29
247Bratt PackVS 4c 27
248Play a longHVS 5b 9
249Wild ThingVS 4b 26
250Cunning StuntsV3 5c 8
 THE RIGHT CHEEK - UPPER TIER  
252Micro CornerV6 35
253Micro Coronaryf7B+ ** 
254Problem AreteVS 4c 63
255Slab and MantelshelfM 29
256Left Arete (II)D 49
257Goblin's EarVD 82
 BUTTRESS 22 - ALL THE TWOS  
2593.3 Metre SlabHS 4b 62
260Ten Foot SlabD 73
261Davies AreteV1 *14
262Davies RampV5 **35
263Simple SallyV7 *20
264HoleshotV8 f7b+ 1
265Small DynoV3 *6
266Cypherf8B ***1
267Chockstone Pull UpD 73
 SULKY LITTLE BOYS  
269Supple WallV5 **36
270Sulky little boys left handV4 ** 
271Sulky Little BoysV7 f7a+ ***46
272Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***3
273Slanting Flake -LHV2 5c *145
274Slanting FlakeHS 4b **301
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Link to useful topo http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/yg/topo/slipstones.pdf
Ian Broome - 11/Dec/11

Why are so many of the routes which are clearly boulder problems (e.g. lay-by, slanting flake etc.) still given route grades? It's not the 1980's. I understand for the borderline height ones, but not for 3m high... please could the crag mod sort this out
lukehodson - 06/Sep/10

good place but someone has broken slanted crack hs 4b and now its a little harder to do
insert - 19/Jun/08

outstanding crag, something for everyone, can be VERY windy at times. had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. a really good place to push your grade, but take a mat and some big mates!
rain dog... - 27/Sep/04

wide variety of excellent problems and routes for most ranges and nice setting what more dop you need.
jas wood - 30/Apr/04